[nfbmi-talk] former aph ksb and kcb pleads guilty

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Tue Apr 12 19:13:13 UTC 2011

Former administrator with American Printing House for the Blind pleads guilty to sexual abuse




Posted on April 12, 2011 at 12:32 PM



List of 3 items

• Former administrator of American Printing House for the Blind, alleged sexual abuser fired

• Mother of alleged sex assault victims comes forward after seeing story on WHAS11

• Prominent member of local organization accused of sexually abusing a child

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Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - A former administrator with the American Printing House for the Blind was in court Tuesday morning answering to charges of sexual

abuse involving a teenage boy.


Darrell Buford pleaded guilty to 10 felony counts, including five counts of sodomy and five counts of sexual abuse.


The charges involve a local boy who was 15-years-old at the time of the crimes.


Buford admitted the allegations in court.


As part of a plea agreement, his recommended sentence is 90 days in jail, 9 months of house arrest, a 10 year suspended sentence and lifetime registration

on the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry.


Buford was convicted of abusing two boys who previously lived in his home back in 1991 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but he was released after

serving only 18 months.


He was charged with other sex offenses back in 1996, but was acquitted of those charges.


Buford went on to become a high-level administrator at the American Printing House for the Blind and also served as the alumni president of Kentucky School

for the Blind.


The mother of two of his previous victims was in court Tuesday morning.


“He's done it over and over and over and over and gotten by. The system just... I don't understand how you can go to prison for robbing a dope dealer, but

you can abuse children and rape and sodomize them and get 90 days in jail? It just don't make sense,” she said.


Buford will be back in court for his official sentencing on May 31.


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